19. Apr, 2021

Getting the fabric into Position

I put misty fuse on the back of the fabric I wanted to use for the portrait of Tane and then using the template traced the shape the right way up onto thin tissue paper. I pinned this to the level of shading written on the piece and cut around the shape. To hold it before fusing I added a little bit of glue stick. Getting the first piece into position is the hardest. After that, it is easy to build up the shapes getting a layered/shaded effect. One of the fabrics had multiple shading and was used in two levels of shading. The pattern on these pieces simulates tattoo marks so I was pleased with the result. The pieces are placed on a base fabric of white cotton which will have the pieces fused in place and then the shape will be cut out and applied to the final place